Jessica Barletta was born on 25 May 1987 in Zurich. She is an Italian bundle of energy who is full of spirits. She discovered her passion for Latin rhythms as a little child when her uncle from Venezuela showed her the Lambada, Merengue and Latin hits for the first time. As a result, she already learned in her childhood how to dance and swing her hips.
Physical exercise and music have always been important factors in Jessica’s life. At the age of 7, she started taking Shitokai karate lessons. She was a karateka until the age of 15 and during that time, she learned, among other things, to be disciplined and hard-working. However, at the age of 13, dancing came back into her life when a good friend from school, who is a professional dancer, introduced her to all major Latin American dances as well as some standard dances. Since 2006, Jessica has also been singing and performing at parties, weddings and other events. In 2011, she discovered ZUMBA® fitness and she has been teaching since January 2012 by putting all her heart, soul, passion and professionalism into her ZUMBA® classes when transferring vitality, joy of life and positive energy to her students.
Besides ZUMBA® Fitness, Jessica also teaches ZUMBA® Gold, ZUMBA® Kids and ZUMBA® jr.
Jessica is a certified fitness instructor who graduated from the Swiss Academy of Fitness & Sports (SAFS) in August 2014.
Get inspired by the vibrant ZUMBA® classes and the hot Latin rhythms.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Dancing is medicine for body and mind.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.